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RockyMnWay
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posted 10-06-2012 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RockyMnWay   Click Here to Email RockyMnWay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am fairly new to collecting and was hoping someone could offer their opinion on these Apollo 16 signatures.

Comparing them to other autopens and secretarials, they do not look like any that I could see. Your opinions are much appreciated.

Tykeanaut
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posted 10-06-2012 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know, but for $5 the cover is worth that anyhow.

stsmithva
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posted 10-06-2012 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They don't match known autopens, nor do they appear on the Preprints section of astroautopens.com. It would be great if someone just got an Apollo 16 crew-signed item for $5. But something about the so-perfect placement of the signatures, along with the fact that I don't see any writing get fainter as the pen was set down and lifted up, makes me thing they are some preprints we don't know about. If you bought it, please let me us know what the writing looks like when you can see it in person.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 10-06-2012 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The signatures look awful small assuming the post card is a standard size.

DChudwin
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posted 10-06-2012 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To me the postcard looks like a public relations effort by the Voice of America. I think the signatures are preprinted.

RockyMnWay
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posted 10-18-2012 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RockyMnWay   Click Here to Email RockyMnWay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received the post card today. Hard to tell even in person. I do agree they look too "perfect" in the sense of the placement as well as the signatures all look similar in height. Still when looking at it under the light, at an angle or up close, it's difficult to tell. Possible it is a preprint.

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